Part 1, February 5-10 Summary
Markham Reynolds writes Juliet Ashton and allays her fears; he did not fire the delivery boy who gave her his address. He promoted the boy for getting what Reynolds has been unable to get—an introduction to her. Reynolds considers this their preliminary meeting, so he will no longer have to try to finagle invitations to events he thinks Ashton is likely to attend, hoping to meet her (something he has had very little success at doing because of her suspicious friends).
Reynolds claims his intentions are not mercenary. He wants to meet her because she is the only female writer who makes him laugh, and he wants to meet the woman who wrote the Izzy Bickerstaff columns, the “wittiest work to come out of the...
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